Postdoctoral position (2 years scholarship) within Plant physiology and molecular biology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
March 19, 2023
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Department of Plant Protection Biology

Postdoctoral position (2 years scholarship) with in Plant physiology and molecular biology: Identification of oat plant responses to individual and combination of drought and heat stress, also during seed germination

The hosting university in Sweden

A postdoctoral position is available at the Department of Plant Protection Biology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp campus (www. The Department of Plant Protection Biology at SLU is an interdisciplinary constellation encompassing Resistance Biology, Chemical Ecology, and Integrated Plant Protection. Research efforts at the department are directed toward both fundamental and applied research.


This project aims to understand the effects of multiple abiotic stresses during the development of oats. The goal is to develop a physiological and molecular understanding of interactions between developmental events and environmental stresses (drought and heat) and their effects on subsequent seed germination. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in combining plant physiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics as part of the project " Identification of oat plant responses to individual and combination of drought and heat stress, also during seed germination ". The employment is full-time and is limited to 24 months with a tax-free stipend. Starting date is flexible, preferably during the spring of 2023.

The successful candidate will actively design the experimental set-ups, analyze data, and write and publish scientific papers in collaboration with the research team. The candidate is expected to mentor master students' thesis projects and may be partly involved in other projects. The postdoc will be encouraged to formulate and develop his/her own project ideas that can lead to applications for funding.


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in plant molecular biology/crop physiology/genetics or a similar subject. Scientific qualifications within the area demonstrated by a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, good collaborative and interpersonal abilities, and excellent communication writing skills in English, are necessary. Experience in high throughput plant phenotyping, big data analysis, molecular interactions, seed biology, gene expression analysis, and scripting in R or similar is highly desirable. Recent PhD graduates are encouraged to apply.

For legal/tax reasons, the successful candidate must not be a Swedish citizen and have not previously worked in Sweden. Thus, only non-Swedish candidates are invited to apply.

Place of work:

SLU Alnarp (Sweden)

Form of financing:

Tax-free scholarship (24 months, SEK 25,000 per month)



Starting date:

Spring 2023


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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a world-class international university with research, education and environmental assessment within the sciences for sustainable life. Its principal sites are in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, but activities are also conducted at research stations, experimental parks and educational establishments throughout Sweden. We bring together people who have different perspectives, but they all have one and the same goal: to create the best conditions for a sustainable, thriving and better world.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses.


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Sajeevan Radha Sivarajan


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